Chris is working a new power pop record, at Roots Cellar Studio, in Cold Spring, NY. Todd Guidice is at the controls, and on drums for these sessions. Influenced by the likes of The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould, Roy Orbison, Nick Lowe, Big Star (and maybe a little tequila), Chris is forming a new, regional power pop trio, and planning to release album and start touring in 2020.
Beginning with our autumn shows in Beacon, NYC, Albany, Saratoga, and Philadelphia, Blockhouses’ debut record “Greatest Hit Songs of All Time” is available for purchase, and released October 1 for digital download and streaming!
CD and download available at CD Baby
Download on Amazon and iTunes
Stream on Spotify and Apple Music
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Singles, demos and other deep cuts available on Bandcamp
Blockhouses has recorded basic tracks to 16 new songs at Kawari Sound in Philadelphia, then mixed and mastered at Westmont Station, with Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, NRBQ, Soul Asylum, Shelby Lynne) at the controls. Press release
The new album will be released on STOMPER (The Figgs, Mike Gent and The Rapid Shave ... ).
Fall tour dates are being added.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS NYC 2019 campaign is on! This marks Chris’ 5th consecutive year working and riding to elevate awareness, and raise funds to research, treat, and destroy Multiple Sclerosis. Last year you helped him hit the "Elite 200" (of 3,000+ riders), raise more than $3k, and put the team over $20k. Our victory lap around Manhattan will be Sunday, 10/20. ANY and EVERY amount helps! Please click below to learn more about the ride, the cause, and donate. Thank you for your support!
New Orleans’ The Luxurious Faux Furs have laid down some serious mojo to tape at Garageland, got dunked in our reverb tank, and released three vinyl records: Two 45rpm 7-inchers on Hexbeat, and their smokin’ LP, “Let Me Ride” on Beast Records, France (2014). Our work together also appears on Beast Records’ Sampler, Volume 2: “Only the Best”.
Blood & Stomach Pills released their sweaty “What Rough Beast” album (2018), which we live-tracked in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year.
Recording of their NEW album, with plans to go vinyl, begins September 2019 - most auspiciously, on Friday the 13th!
Congrats to Josh Diamond & The Brooklyn Soul, whose music was produced at Garageland (Chris played bass and organ), and subsequently placed in an episode of “Happy Endings” (ABC)!
Clients have included Another Saturday Night: vinyl LP on Slow Gold Zebra; The Brought Low: demo, in anticipation of their “Third Record” on Small Stone; Tony Award winner, John Gallagher, Jr., who laid down tracks in our first (downtown) studio; New York Botanical Gardens, for which we produced their self-guided audio tour app; NYC House Concerts, showcasing some of NYC’s top classical soloists and ensembles.
Besides his usual bands, Chris is available for session work with quality original acts. A variety of studio projects is continually emerging.
Gorgeous Machines is our music licensing arm, music and soundscape for film, t.v. and commercial.
Christopher was songwriter, music director, sound designer and musician for “Dark Hollow”, at Theatre 80, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Sound Design this season takes Chris to Primary Stages, Cherry Lane Theatre, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and George Street Playhouse. Special thanks to Liz Chaney and Scott Killian.
Chris has appeared on camera, playing guitar, in the Amazon Studios series “Mozart in the Jungle”, directed by Jason Schwartzman.
Patrick Kauffman kept the tubes glowing, and Richie Baxt kept the axes sharp.